Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

Smartphone BP monitoring does not change outcomes after MI

The use of smartphone-enabled health monitoring devices after myocardial infarction yields similar blood pressure control when compared with regular follow-up visits, a study just...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Higher manganese intake may reduce Type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of manganese is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk among postmenopausal women, independent of known risk factors, the authors of...

Heart rate variability related to risk for incident diabetes

Altered heart rate variability (HRV), a study published online in Diabetes Care has suggested, may be related to risk for incident diabetes in young Asian adults. Young Lee, from...

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Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not*

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

No evidence of ‘no PPE’ allegations: Kempton Park’s Arwyp

The management of Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park have been reported to have found no evidence of any staff members having to work without protective...

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

Medical protection webinar on ‘working outside comfort zone’

Professional groups SAPPF and HealthMan have given advance notice of a webinar to be hosted by the Medical Protection Society next week on “COVID-19:...

Council suggests scheme member premium holiday where warranted

To ensure member protection through continued access to quality healthcare, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has encouraged medical schemes to assist vulnerable members...

Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms

The findings of a study published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology suggests that clinicians should include sensory impairment as standard screening...

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Genetic testing does not enhance CHD risk prediction

Genetic testing is not better at predicting coronary heart disease risk compared with conventional risk factors, researchers have shown in a study report published...

Weight loss modest for most macronutrient diets

Most macronutrient diets, a review and meta-analysis published last week in The BMJ, result in modest weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors over...